The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to give additional time to food business operators (FBOs) for renewal of licenses and registrations till June 30, as the country grapples with the Covid-19 outbreak.
It has also decided to extend the timeline for the mandatory submissions of annual returns for FY20 and half-yearly returns by licensed food businesses till July 31.
According to the FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations 2011, all licensed food business operators involved in manufacturing and processing including re-labelers, re-packers and importers are required to submit annual returns of their food businesses for every preceding year by May 31. In addition, businesses involved in the manufacturing and processing of milk and milk products are required to submit half-yearly returns (within one month of the end of the preceding half-year) to the licensing authorities.
For FBOs based out of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, whose licenses and registrations expired or are expiring between August 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020, additional time till June 30, 2020, has been given to renew their licenses or registrations, the FSSAI added.
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